hairpin

Part of speech: noun

A pin for supporting the hair or head dress.

Part of speech: noun

H. splitter.

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Usage examples "hairpin":

  1. My dear, if this train really stops there, there must be the very deuce of a hairpin corner coming, or else we're on the Inner Circle. - "The Brother of Daphne", Dornford Yates.
  2. I remembered how, more than once, I had picked up and restored to Anne a hairpin that had fallen from her glorious hair. - "The Red Symbol", John Ironside.
  3. The thief had not even had the grace to use a hairpin, but had calmly bent back the opening slit. - "The Rosie World", Parker Fillmore.